This mock is a little bit of me being the GMs and a little bit of me guessing what is actually going to happen. I just hope I am relatively close to what actually happens. Hope you enjoy.
Browns trade #4 and #26 to Rams for #2
Rams trade #13 and #26 to Vikings for #8
Bears trade #14 and #51 to Titans for #11
Chargers trade #25 and 2015 1st rounder to Titans for #14
Chiefs trade #23 #87 and #163 for #17 and #194
Patriots #29 for Rams #44 and Rams’ 2015 2nd rounder
Jadeveon Clowney, DE South Carolina
The best player by far. He would have been the top pick last year had he been allowed to come out. JJ Watt and Clowney on the same defensive line is SCARY! Texans are on their way to a great draft.
Browns (From Redskins via Rams)
Johnny Manziel, QB Texas A&M
Rams flirtations with Johnny scare the Browns. The Browns get scared and hop up two spots to take Manziel and sacrifice their other first round pick. Manziel turns into a bust, just as Trent Richardson did, and their reign of mediocrity continues! Rams get a great haul and will be an NFC Wild Card in 2014-15.
**DISCLAIMER* – I think Manziel will be a star, but Cleveland has a history of taking potential superstars and turning them into busts*
Greg Robinson, OT Auburn
Greg Robinson and Luke Jockel! Thats the base for a great offensive line. All they need is a quarterback, but they’ll pick that up in the second round. They think Chad Henne is okay for another year apparently. Sorry that you have to be a fan of this organization Jimbo…
Rams (From Browns)
Sammy Watkins, WR Clemson
Rams were hoping for Greg Robinson, but they get Watkins instead. Not a bad trade off. Better prospect than AJ Green and Julio Jones. He is fast with great hands and stands 6’1”. Sam Bradford gets some help, but maybe the Rams best bet would be to replace Bradford.
Khalil Mack, OLB Buffalo
Raiders need some pass rushers, along with every other position on an NFL roster. Khalil Mack could have gone number 1 overall in a different year, like last year.
Jake Matthews, OT Texas A&M
Falcons have huge needs in the trenches. Grabbing the second-best tackle in the draft to help Matt Ryan is not a bad idea. Falcons need a big rebuild. Look for them to draft offensive lineman and defensive lineman the whole draft.
Mike Evans, WR Texas A&M
Big, strong hands, and power forward-like boxing out skills. He will be a young Anquan Boldin. Bucs will wait another year to get their quarterback of the future.
Rams (from Vikings)
Taylor Lewan, OT Michigan
Rams decide they want Taylor before the Bills can grab him. Trade the 1st round pick that the Browns traded them for #2 to the Vikings to hop over 4 teams. The second biggest piece that they need to help Sam Bradford out. Again, Sam Bradford might not even be the guy they are helping out… (foreshadowing)
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, S Alabama
Jarius Byrd is gone so they need a safety. The Bills get another great one, and I am now pissed because the Ravens lose out on the top safety in the draft.
Darqueze Dennard, CB Michigan St.
Lions need some help in the back 7 of their defense. I wouldn’t be surprised if they took a wide receiver, but it is just too early to grab one. I do think that they will look to trade down to draft a wide receiver because they LOVE to draft wide receivers.
Bears (From Titans)
Aaron Donald, DT Pitt
Bears sacrifice their 2nd round pick with the fear that the Giants are going to take Aaron Donald at 12. The Bears take Donald to fill the need in the interior of their defensive line. Should help with their NFL worst run defense… 5.3 rushing yard per attempt. Embarassing.
Eric Ebron, TE UNC
AGAIN! A player the Ravens could use goes ahead of their pick again. Eric Ebron will be the perfect possession receiver the Giants need, and Victor Cruz and Rueban Randle will continue to be playmakers down the field.
Vikings (From Rams)
Odell Beckham Jr., WR LSU
Vikings continue to wait on a quarterback. Beckham Jr. ran a 4.43 40-yard dash and has bigger hands than Sammy Watkins. He will be a great traditional wide receiver next to the a great overall playmaker in Cordorelle Patterson
Chargers (From Bears via Titans)
Justin Gilbert, CB Oklahoma St.
Chargers need a defensive player, and Gilbert is great cornerback that will help solidify their defense. They also prevent the Steelers from taking him with the next pick. Unfortunately, the Chargers sacrificed their 2015 1st rounder to make this deal happen.
Kelvin Benjamin, WR FSU
Pissed off that they just lost out on the only cornerback that makes sense at this point in the draft, the Steelers select Benjamin to be the big receiver in the middle of the field, and this gives Antonio Brown free range to run all over the field wherever he wants. Scary thought for defenses.
Calvin Pryor, S Louisville
I might jump off a cliff now. A free-safety that can ball hawk like Ed Reed. Not as good as Ed Reed, but will be the center fielder that prevents all the big plays down the field for the Cowboys. Cowboys will need him to help limit the big plays the Eagles can create.
Chiefs (From Ravens)
Bradin Cooks, WR Oregon St.
Ravens will have the biggest For Sale sign that you will ever see after losing out on Clinton-Dix, Ebron, and Pryor. They trade it to Chiefs, who want to grab Cooks before the Jets do.Chiefs get a legit wide receiver for Alex Smith. Dwayne Bowe finally has someone to draw coverage off of him.
Marquise Lee, WR USC
They probably should have taken Cody Latimer, but Lee is a good fit for them. If he was able to come out last year, he would have been a top 5 pick. His last year in college hurt him, but hopefully, this receiver works out for the Jets. They need playmakers.
Zack Martin, OT Notre Dame
They need a tackle, and he continues to fall. Dolphins get great value here and get an instant starter to take over for Jonathan Martin.
Blake Bortles, QB UCF
Wut… The Cardinals get a quarterback that could have gone in the top 10 picks. Unfortunately, Bortles will be running for his life in the first year as a pro. Good luck to you Mr. Bortles.
CJ Mosely, ILB Alabama
Packers luck out with this pick. They need a replacement for AJ Hawk and they get him here.
Anthony Barr, OLB UCLA
Pure pass rusher from UCLA will be great for the Eagles. They really need secondary help, but a better pass rush makes the secondary’s job a lot easier.
Ravens (From Chiefs)
Morgan Moses, OT Virginia
They get some picks and a tackle that they need. He’ll replace Michael Oher at right tackle and help keep Joe Flacco protected.
Stephon Tuitt, DE Notre Dame
Versatility along the defensive line will go a long way to help the Bengals after losing some of their fierce pass rush to free agency.
Titans (From Chargers)
Ryan Shazier, OLB OSU
Titans need an outside linebacker to help rush the passer and seal the edges. He’ll help the Titans pressure Andrew Luck. The Titans wait until next year for their quarterback of the future.
Vikings (From Colts via Browns via Rams)
Derek Carr, QB Fresno St.
Vikings get their wish. They get a quarterback that they can sit for half a year or a year, and then he can come in an dominate. They’ll be able to spend their high first round pick in 2015 on an offensive lineman to help alleviate the pressure that’ll be coming at Carr.
Cody Latimer, WR Indiana
A new favorite among experts to sneak into the first round. The Saints get another receiving threat, hopefully this one can stay healthy.
Jason Verrett, CB TCU
They need some secondary help and they get it. Small corner, which might not play against the stud wide receivers, but he will get a great slot corner.
Rams (From Patriots)
Teddy Bridgewater, QB Louisville
Texans lose out on Bridgewater’s fall and the Rams manage to trade back into the first round to get their guy. A quarterback, wide receiver, and left tackle in the same first round. I have to say that this is a great draft for the Rams.
Timmy Jernigan, DT FSU
Big defensive tackle that will be able to learn under Justin Smith and will be able to take over once Smith’s body completely fails him.
Bradley Roby, CB OSU
They need some secondary help with Bailey gone, and Chris Harris recovering from ACL surgery from the injury he suffered in the 2013 playoffs.
Ra’Shede Hageman, DT Minnesota
Seahawks get another defensive lineman to fill out their rotation. Huge man that’ll help in the run.
Where QB’s will go
Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois) to Jaguars at #39
Tom Savage (Pitt) to Texans at #65
Zach Mettenberger (LSU) to Bengals at #88
Logan Thomas (Va. Tech) to Jaguars at #114 (QB competition with Thomas eventually becoming a tight end)
AJ McCarron (Alabama) to Patriots at #140 (QB to groom until Timmy Brady retires)
Aaron Murray (Georgia) to Bears at #156
Tajh Boyd (Clemson) to Ravens at #194
The draft will obviously not go this way, but it was pretty fun to make a mock. Hope you thought it was even remotely possible.